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Disney Launches a Startup Accelerator

That mad clicking sound you hear is the keyboards of thousands of hopeful startup entrepreneurs filling out an application to be among the first crop of companies accepted into the new Disney Accelerator program. The oft-unspoken secret to both Walt … Continue reading

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Victory of the Nerds – Behind the Lucasfilm Acquisition

As you might suspect, there is a lot of work that goes into a major acquisition like the $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney. And nothing happens in big business these days without a bevy of lawyers getting involved. … Continue reading

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How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”

The most crucial difference between Michael Eisner and his successor at Disney, Bob Iger turns out to be a belief in building around franchises. The buzzword from Eisner was always synergy, code word for cooperation between divisions. Iger came from … Continue reading

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Disney Shareholder Meeting to be Webcast Today

I have a couple friends who make an annual pilgrimage to the Disney shareholder meeting. They used to hold them all close to the theme parks, but for the last decade or so, they’ve been rotating them to various locations … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Parks Displays Importance of Supplier Diversity

A short video from Walt Disney World highlights their important efforts at keeping a diverse supplier pipeline. Eugene Campbell, Vice President Domestic Minority Business Development, helps explain why Disney places such a high value on having a diverse group of … Continue reading

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